Pediatric Dentistry

The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist within six months after their first tooth erupts, or before the first birthday. This visit provides a great opportunity to ask your dentist whether your child’s oral health is the best it can be, and to learn a few tips and tricks to care for your child’s teeth and mouth.

We will get your child started on the path to a cavity-free lifetime.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

It is important that your child has a positive experience during his/her first dental checkup. We want you and your child to feel comfortable at our office and enjoy your experience with us. As such, we treat all our young patients with patience, kindness, and compassion.

When you visit Gold River Pediatric Dentistry, you will find a warm, fun, and safe environment that will help your child relax and be open to learn about good oral health practices that will last a lifetime.



Preventative Dental Visits

Depending on the results of your child’s initial dental exam, we will recommend follow-up visits for preventive care and/or treatment at six month intervals - or sooner. Our six-month recare appointments are necessary for professional dental cleaning to prevent the buildup of plaque (bacteria) and tartar that are responsible for gum disease and caries.

Dr. Pivnik will also examine your child’s mouth to identify any dental decay or problems of the gums and other oral tissues. These visits will help to not only ensure that your child has a healthy smile, but also build a strong relationship with our dental team for good follow up.



Our pediatric services include:
  • General Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontic services
  • Trauma Services


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It is best to have a dental home you can turn to, so that, in the event of a dental problem or emergency, your child is already familiar and comfortable with the dentist who will deliver the treatment.

Our goal is to be your child’s “dental home” - the place where your child will receive all of his or her dental care, including preventive, maintenance, or when need be, urgent treatment. Book your appointment today for your child’s first dental check-up at Gold River Pediatric Dentistry.

New patient information

At Gold River Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make dental care accessible for all children and will do our utmost to work with our families to do their end.

Visit our patient information page to learn more about scheduling, appointments and consultations for your child. You can also access our online and offline patients forms for your convenience.

payments & insurance

Gold River Pediatric Dentistry accepts all major PPO insurance plans. You can find us in Network for Delta Dental PPO, Cigna and Metlife. As well as other major insurance plans.

If you aren't sure of your dental coverage, give us a call. We will kindly assist you in regards to your plan and work with you in estimating your dental benefits. We accept all major credit cards, & care credit.



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